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Petite Singles – New 4ply / Fingering Yarn

A new hand dyed yarn for 2018 – First few colour are now available here “Petite Singles” Pure Fine Falkland Merino spun in the UK Hand Dyed 100g 490m approx. Metric Count: 1/5nm 28 stitches and 36 rows to 10 cm. (4 inches) on a 3.25 mm (US 3) needle. Falkland Fine Merino 4 Ply. […]

Free Shawl Patterns

Hand Knitted Lace Shawls

My new spinning wheel has caused a bit of a glut of small skeins of hand spun yarn. Checking out some shawl patterns of Ravelry and Instagram I found these two absolute gems for using up small amounts of hand spun yarn.

Majacraft Aura Spinning Wheel

Majacraft Aura Hand Spun Yarn

First thoughts on my new Majacraft Aura

Just taken delivery of my first ever brand new spinning wheel, the beautiful hand crafted Majacraft Aura supplied by Ruth at

My previous wheel was a very old single treadle Scotch tension Ashford Traditional.

New Hand Dyed Merino Slub Yarn

Have just completed the test dyeing of a new Pure Wool Chunky Yarn Two test colour ways now available CHUNKY WOOL SLUB YARN (THICK AND THIN) 100% Wool Hand Dyed 8mm needles tension 10 cm = 11 sts x 14 rows to 10cm 100g hanks approx. 90 metres per 100g Substitute for Colinette One Zero […]

Hand Spun Merino and Silk


I’ve just complete a spin totalling 600gs of a singles yarn, self striping. I first dyed the 50% merino / 50 % silk fibre in a striped colour pattern. The fibre was then stripped down lengthways to keep the blocks of colour in tact. I pre drafted the fibre so that I would be able […]


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